PGA’s Reno-Tahoe Open Moves Back To August

LAKE TAHOE (AP) ― The PGA Tour is moving the Reno-Tahoe Open back to its traditional slot the first week of August after a shift to the middle of July caused a rift between tourism officials in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

PGA officials said the 2011 tournament will be Aug. 4-7 at Montreux Golf & Country Club. That’s the week before the PGA Championship, opposite a Wolf Golf Championship event in Ohio.

Last year, the tourney was the same week as the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship that NBC has televised from Tahoe since 1990.

NBC Sports Vice President Jon Miller said the conflict didn’t hurt attendance, but he told the Associated Press that the Tahoe sponsors deserve credit for going back to August so fans can better enjoy both events.

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